UPDATE

Thursday, June 12, 2014


TRAIN STRIKES TRUCK – The flatbed trailer of an 18-wheeler stopped on the tracks at Farm Road 2264 and U.S. 81/287 in Decatur was struck by a train Wednesday morning around 9:30. Sgt. Delvon Campbell with the Decatur Police Department said the truck, driven by Glenn Armstrong, 63, of Stephenville had stopped on the tracks while waiting for traffic to clear on U.S. 81/287. He did not see a southbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train headed his way. The train struck the trailer, knocking it off the track and spilling its load – PVC pipe – into the ditch on the west side of the tracks. Armstrong and a passenger were not injured. Medics did check on a member of the train crew for a sore shoulder, but no one was transported to the hospital.

JURY: 10 YEARS ON EACH – After being found guilty Tuesday of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, Daniel Ray Anderson, 32, of Paradise was sentenced to 10 years on each charge by the jury Wednesday morning. The jury decided on the mid-point of the range of 2 to 20 years on each count, and did not assess a fine on either charge. In closing arguments, defense attorney David Singleton asked the jury to consider the environment Anderson was raised in and assess a punishment in the low end of the range. Assistant District Attorney Pat Berry reminded the jury that these charges were Anderson’s sixth and seventh felony convictions, and asked them to send a message.

RAINY MORNING – It was raining in Wise County as Update was going to press. Rainfall totals as of 7:30 a.m. included 0.12 in Bridgeport and 0.11 in Decatur. The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain throughout the day and into the evening.

SUMMER BASH – Stagecoach Rehabilitation in Bridgeport will host a Back to Summer Bash 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 2108 15th St. There will be a water slide, slip-and-slide, dunking booth, games, prizes, cotton candy, snow cones and hot dogs. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome. For information, call 940-683-8500.

FAREWELL RECEPTION – A farewell reception for Amber Fogelman is 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Bridgeport Council Chambers. Fogelman, the outgoing community relations and Main Street manager, worked for the city of Bridgeport for five years.

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Wise Electric Co-op’s annual charity golf tournament is Friday at The Club at Runaway Bay. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The four-man scramble will award first through fifth place prizes, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive and door prizes. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost is $250 per team or $65 per individual, and all proceeds benefit 1000 Miles Till Home and Military Warriors Support Foundation. To sign up, call 940-627-2167 or email bshriver@wiseec.com. You can also stop by Wise Electric or register the day of the event at the course.

DECATUR GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP – Billy Garner and his staff will hold a pair of instruction sessions June 16-19 at the Decatur High School gym. The first session for girls in grades two through five will be 10 a.m. to noon and costs $60. The second session for players in grades six through nine is 1 to 3 p.m. and costs $65.

CHICO BASKETBALL CAMP – A basketball camp for boys and girls who are incoming third through ninth graders is 9-11:30 a.m. June 16-19 at the Chico High School gym. Cost is $40 per camper, $20 for a second family member. For more information, contact Chad Woodard at 940-389-3256 or cwoodard@chico.k12.tx.us.

WATER AEROBICS – The Bridgeport Swimming Pool is offering water aerobics 8-8:45 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $3 per class. For more information, call 940-683-3480 or 940-683-4344.

FISHING RAFFLE – Raffle tickets are being sold for a day of guided fishing with Lonny McGuffey on a North Texas lake. Cost is $5 each or 6 for $20, and the drawing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Pizza Hut in Decatur. Proceeds benefit Wise County’s Amputees in Motion. Lonny and his wife, Kim, have been directors of the Couples Association of Sporting Tournaments since 2009. They are also members of the Metroplex Bass Club. Tickets can be purchased at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur or Bargain Hunter Outdoors in Weatherford. For information, call Tammy at 903-746-5091.

DEMOCRATIC MEETING – The Wise County Democratic Party will meet 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Wise County Law Enforcement Center courtroom at 200 Rook Ramsey Dr. in Decatur.

FUNERALS – Service for Euna S. Guinn, 97, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for Margaret Usry Williamson, 89, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Randall Brett Dickson, 57, of Sunset is 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Montague County. Family visitation is 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service at Coker-Hawkins.

MEMORIAL service for Matilde Ufret, 89, of Decatur is 1 p.m. Sunday at Euless Baptist Church. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Jerry Utley, 72, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Monday at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins.

FUNERAL for Kenneth Barkley, 41, of Chico is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Freddie Shannon, 81, of Newark is 4 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

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